Travel Industry sales are booming, and there’s never been a better time to join The Travel Franchise.
Travel is booming. Whether its UK city breaks, long-haul holidays, or cruises; sales in the travel industry are growing rapidly.
Recent stats from the likes of ABTA and Travel Weekly confirm that holiday sales are on the up, and there is nothing to indicate signs of them slowing down. For the last 7 years, the number of people booking holidays has only increased, with a whopping 46.9 million holidays abroad taken in 2018 alone, and 54.7 million EU trips made (despite Brexit looming over us).
This just proves that the demand for holidays isn’t going away, and with such a positive start to 2019, these stats are only set to increase in the year to come. But where are customer’s booking these holidays? Surely they just book online I hear you ask. Wrong!
Here’s a breakdown….
- 40% of holiday bookings are made through a travel agent
- 76% of the population take at least one holiday
- 80% percent of those who took an overseas holiday also had a UK break (and the remaining percent booked a second overseas trip).
This suggests there is a huge opportunity to make sales from existing customers, making holiday sales even easier for our Travel Consultants.
What does this mean for us?
The busiest month of the year for the travel industry has just drawn to a close, and what a month it has been. Our January sales have already been considerably higher than last year’s, which has given us a really great start to the year, and we’re set to see this trend continue throughout 2019.
We understand that one of the most common doubts our Travel Consultants and prospective franchisees have is whether they will be able to find enough customers and make enough sales. This would be a concern of anyone going into any kind of business for the first time. However, one of the best things about the travel industry is there are always people looking to go on holiday. Always.
Think of your friends and family, and their friends and family. It is likely that at some point throughout the year, they will take a holiday. Whether it’s an overseas trip or a weekend break in the UK, it’s still a holiday. And that makes them a potential customer of yours.